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Aeonium arboreum

Tree aeonium

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Key information

Plant type

Cactus or succulent

Flower colour



Dramatic foliage, Flowers


Half hardy

Skill level


Aeonium arboreum

Plant details

Aeoniums are fleshy, architectural plants native to Madeira, the Canary Islands and North Africa. They make excellent summer bedding plants, and look particularly good in terracotta pots.

Aeonium arboreum is a pretty, jade green succulent with an upright habit and lightly curved, smooth leaves with small leaf scars. Yellow, star-shaped flowers appear on mature plants in summer, borne in cone-shaped clusters at the end of the stems. The leaf rosettes die back after flowers are finished.

For best results grow Aeonium arboreum in well-drained soil or containers in a sunny, sheltered position. Water plants sparingly. Provide protection from frost or bring plants indoors in autumn.

Family: Crassulaceae

Genus: Aeonium

Species: arboreum

Plant type: Cactus or succulent

Flower colour: Yellow

Foliage colour: Light green

Feature: Dramatic foliage, Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light

Hardiness: Half hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 20cm

Spread: 20cm

Time to divide plants: May to September

Time to plant: May to September

Flowering period: June to August

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